Fodor's Expert Review Waimea Bay Beach Park

Pupukea Beach Fodor's Choice
Waimea Bay, North Shore Oahu, Honolulu and Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Made popular in that old Beach Boys song "Surfin' U.S.A.," this is a slice of big-wave (25 to 30 feet) heaven in winter. Summer is the time to swim and snorkel in the calm waters. The shore break is great for novice bodysurfers. Due to the beach's popularity, its postage-stamp parking lot is often full, but it's also possible to park along the side of the road and walk in. Amenities: lifeguards; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: snorkeling; surfing; swimming.

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61-31 Kamehameha Hwy.
Pupukea, Hawaii  96712, USA

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